I have 4.9% bad blocks, and it took 322 minutes for the error scan to run, which I thought was unusually long to run that program for some reason.
Ok. Now must I use a SATA hd, or can another type work with some minor changes?
Before a couple of days ago this computer ran very well for it's age, and was much faster than a friend of mine's new computer. Then it started acting up. I got a corrupted registry file, and then it was showing unmountable boot volume errors...and has been a real chore to keep going. At times it goes pretty fast, other times it is at a crawl. There are no virus or malware. Chkdisk was done several times. It is defragged religiously. So I am thinking that I will be better off with a new hard drive. I thought I was going to have to do a restore to original factory values, but now that I found out about the hard drive...that won't help me. I wish I knew a computer person who could help me, but I do not. I am on my own with what help I can get online. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I found this for 49.99 but I think I have to purchase a cord with it. This is a bare drive. I guess that means I will have to figure out how to open the hard drive enclosure with the older hard drive, and make sure I put this one in, exactly as the other one was set in previously.
Edited by kelkay, 07 October 2009 - 08:38 PM.